Last updated on: 2024-05-21 03:14:07.

Microsoft Azure: Waagent

F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) uses the Microsoft Azure Linux Agent (waagent) to manage Linux and to interact with the Azure Fabric Controller.

The following F5 BIG-IP VE versions include a modified version of waagent v2.2.48.1:

  • 16.1.0,
  • 14.1.4, 14.1.3
  • 12.1.6,

You should not install your own version of waagent on the BIG-IP VE instance.

If you decide to use waagent, some functionality won’t work and you may get unexpected results.

Modification details

Most changes are in a file called, which contains all F5 specific derived classes from DefaultOSUtil. Other changes are in this file: /etc/waagent.conf.

The major behavior changes include:

  • F5 disabled auto-upgrade
  • You cannot install and run Azure extensions